The Roman Gladiator Referee's Handbook PDF ePub eBook

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The Roman Gladiator Referee's Handbook free pdf A humorous, engaging and yet accurate look at the world of Roman gladiators as seen through the eyes of a youthful trainee referee for the games. Gladiators and the Roman Games are a perennially popular subject, but all too often books concentrate on the gore or the armour. In this book we look at the rules and regulations of the Games, revealing the sometimes bizarre world of the Gladiator Referee. It is not generally realised that the Roman Games were not a savage free-for-all. There were strict rules governing weaponry, permitted moves and admitting defeat. And there were referees to enforce the rules, impose penalties and declare winners. This book looks at their role in the Games. The book is written in the style of a modern "How to..." guide akin to the "for Dummies" series with elements of the Wimpy Kid thrown in. It will take the reader through the world of the Games from the gladiators and beast-hunters to the chariot racers, wrestlers and executioners. It will also cover the feasts, musicians, dancing girls and other lighter aspects of the games. The reader will be left entertained and enlightened. While the text and illustrations will be in an amusing style and will feature plenty of jokey asides, humorous anecdotes and amazing facts, it will also be historically accurate and checked over by an experienced consultant. Illustrations are by Ken Wilkins, recently retired from the Beano.

About Oliver Hayes

Oliver Hayes is an active historian who has not only written a number of books on military history but also handles and practices with replica weapons and armour - including those of ancient Rome. He also has two children, both fascinated by history. He is therefore uniquely placed to produce a book of this type.

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Author : Oliver Hayes
Publisher : Bretwalda Books
Data Published : 08 August 2013
ISBN : 190909949X
EAN : 9781909099494
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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